Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner

From POLITICO:

This week, House Speaker John Boehner raised eyebrows by turning down an offer to ride on Air Force One with President Obama and others headed to a memorial service in Tucson. Instead, he appeared at a reception for Republican operative Maria Cino. Now, on the heels of renewed calls for bipartisanship and toned-down political rhetoric, Boehner is saying “thanks, but no thanks” to another offer to appear at an event with the president – Wednesday’s White House state dinner.

The dinner, honoring the Chinese President Hu Jintao, will pull together leaders on both sides of the aisle, along with celebs, CEOs, Cabinet members, Supreme Court justices and media bigwigs.


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A Boehner aide confirmed that the House speaker was invited to the dinner but will not be attending. Boehner also turned down invitations to the previous two state dinners held during Obama’s presidency, one honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November 2009, and the most recent state dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon in May 2010, the aide said.

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27 responses to “Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner

  1. jean-philippe

    I learned something today. I thought that when the president says “you’re invited to a State dinner”, you have to show up. A limousine and secret services get there and you don’t have the option of saying “I think I’ll pass”.

    This man’s behaviour defies the laws of logic…

  2. Sara

    guess he’s not a leader……but we knew that.

  3. That’s really rude of him. Not only is he standing up our president, he’s standing up the president of the most populous nation on the planet. After all, Jindal showed up for the state dinner honoring the Prime Minister of India. What’s Crybaby’s excuse?

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  5. Looks like the bottle has a hold of the bonerman, which would explain his emotional outbursts. All this time he’s blamed his problems on Nancy Pelosi when, in fact, his true nemisis is Nancy Whiskey.

    • you have to wonder why the rethugs would vote for him to be speaker. they have to know his history of laziness and his fondness for golf and the bottle. it makes me suspect that bronzo is just a puppet. maybe he doesn’t show up at events like state dinners, because whoever is pulling the strings doesn’t trust him on his own.

  6. Yeah, I think Boner can’t trust himself around all that likker. No one likes a drunk crybaby anyway. Way to start off a more bipartisan conversation. Some folks are just born to be rotten.

  7. Rude, just plain rude. And he gets away with it!

  8. Friend of the court

    is that a pile of bull crap? and what is that in the lower right corner?

  9. Al

    Hi Nonnie’!
    As much as it pains me to say this about a fellow Republican, the Speaker of the House should lead by example, or admit it isn’t so much that President Obama isn’t willing to do his part to work together, as much as it is apparent that the gauntlet may have already be thrown down.

    Have a great week!

  10. They were so rabid about Pelosi all the time- at least she had some basic class & could function.

    Does Bronzo feel he can’t hack the pressure?

    Maybe he;s feeling hormonal & decided he’d best not go rather than make a (an even bigger) total fool of himself & bust out into a fit of sobbing!

    Waaaaa!

    He was so hungry for the power, now that he’s got the big position, he hasn’t a clue.

    Uh oh! Did widdle Johnny bite off more than he can chew????

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